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nevada -- just in time for the february snow survey. what the snowpack looks like -- so far, in tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 the winter was already off to a good start -- but the 50 inches of snowfall in january nearly doubled the snowpack in the eastern sierra. good evening, i'm landon miller and i'm kristen remington-- thank you for keeping it here tonight. that snowpack is now about 25 percent above average, with a couple more months to go before spring. paul nelson shows how the winter is shaping up, after today's snow survey. snow measurement these snow surveys are nothing new -- but after four dry winters, the amount of is. walls of snow are taller than most vehicles in some areas -- and snow piles have some buildings boxed in. skier a welcome site for people hitting the slopes. jeff "i think everybody from skiers to farmers are really happy with how the water has
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just continues just as strong as it has been going." the snowpack at this site is 104 inches -- nearly nine feet deep. and the amount of water equals more than two feet. jeff "picture that spread across all the mountains that are around our region and it adds up to a lot of water and that's what we need to fill up our reservoirs." the snowpack is above average for this time of year -- but it's still less than 80-percent of the average of an entire winter. bill "we're still only about two-thirds of the way through the snowpack building season and we have the other third to go, and we're hopeful the snow will continue to fall." paul "as you can see, this is light, fluffy snow. while that's not the best type for our water content, luckily there's a lot of it. in fact, 27 inches fell during that last storm. before that, we had plenty of rain and that's also good for our water supply." jeff "a day or two of rain is not what skiers want to see but the snowpack's cold at this time of year and it just absorbs that water like a sponge." the snow acts as a reservoir -- and experts say we'll get the most water out of it, if the runoff begins around april. while it appears that this is a
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-- the last four years have left a big hole to dig out of. bill "lake tahoe's still a foot below its natural outlet. so, we've got quite a deficit still to overcome, but this is certainly encouraging." the news is encouraging throughout the silver state. most areas, like the humboldt basin are 50-percent above average. that's critical for farmers and ranchers who have had little to no water the last few years. jeff "that's great news for those people and hopefully it's great news for the humboldt river, this summer." experts say if the storms continue -- the snow will be enough to fill some of our reservoirs. but it will likely take a few more years to fill all of them. covering the big story, paul nelson, channel two news. thanks paul. while the recent storm was great for the snowpack... it caused problems - for trash pickup. waste management says service to the following areas have been delayed due to dangerously icy roads: mount rose highway... montreux.... st. james village,
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road and sierra highlands drive. waste management is working on getting to those areas as soon as possible. however... if conditions don't improve this week, they will take extra bags without excess waste stickers a week from today. so is a warmup on the way that will help melt some of the snow? chief meteorologist mike alger is in the weather center... mike will our temperatures get above freezing tomorrow? while we still have a chance to get a few showers here and there, this should prove to be a much less active week of weather than the preceding several we've experienced. northerly flow coming down the backside of the departing low pressure system will keep our temperatures on the cold side tuesday and could allow a couple of weak disturbances to drop down tuesday and late wednesday,
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showers here and there, but as we head into the weekend, the skies should clear out and the temperatures will gradually rebound into the low 50s. with the snow on the ground that we have, overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the mid to low teens tuesday and rise to the 20s by midweek. the reno-sparks area is no stranger to flooding. the truckee river flood management authority is devoted to reducing the impact this kind of natural disaster can have on
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earlier today the cities of reno, sparks and washoe county heard the latest presentation for the truckee river flood project. andi guevara has the story. 100 thousand acres of washoe county are on a floodplain, and while there has never been a flood here in an el nino year, jay aldean executive director of truckee river flood management authority says we should expect a significant one within the next four years. aldean "we could lose inventory, we could lose equipment, we could lose lives. it's a very devastating event. in 1997 $600 million worth of damages occurred, to just washoe county the cost to prevent the damages would be significant as well. 22 to 25 million dollars annually. money that is absolutely necessary, says sparks mayor geno martini, to protect the protect the future of the truckee meadows. martini "in the sparks industrial area alone, we have
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there. every time we get flooded down there, some more jobs go away." proposals to pay for the truckee river flood project include increased sales tax and flood fees for businesses and residents. the exact figures have not been released, but what is available to the public are the plans for improvements from booth street in reno to just past vista in sparks. aldean "what we would do is build a series of flood walls, bridges, levies, stabilization of banks and then the levy along riverside drive would have to be fixed". fixes and costs that will require cooperation, agreement and money. martini "to have the approval of all three entities, the county, the city of sparks, the city of reno, it won't be an easy thing to do, but we'll push toward that." mayor martini, who sits on the board of the flood management authority says an official announcement to the public could take another three to five
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residents of sparks already pay flood project fees ...some of which have been used for the north truckee drain relocation. for a complete look at the proposals by the flood management authority and the plans involved, visit our website at k-t-v-n dot come and click on the blue news link button. in school watch tonight-- washoe county superintendent traci davis is getting set to give her first state of education address as the official leader of the district. arianna bennett is live at damonte ranch high school... where they're holding the address tonight... ari-- what should we expect to hear? the state of education address is typically a way for the district to share its accomplishments from the previous year. we can expect to get an update on last year's graduation rates and test scores... and whether they show any improvement. in past addresses-- superintendents have also outlined the biggest challenges facing the district. and this year-- we know a big one is capital needs funding. the
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growth in student population... and not even close to enough funding to build new schools. that's left them considering a multi-track system to accommodate more kids... which has been controversial. tonight we might get a better idea of how likely that is... and a timeline for it. we'll probably also hear about the progress toward getting a question on the ballot in november... to raise taxes for new schools... and building repairs. the address starts at 6 o'clock... and we will bring you a full wrap-up... tonight on channel 2 news at 11. covering school watch live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. plus, it's now being called a global health emergency. how world leaders are planning to combat the zika virus... coming up in tonight's health watch. plus, the warning signs of heart failure. we have a cardiologist here to answer your questions about the most important organ
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thomas to - call 858-2222. lines are open for another 20 minutes. but first... it's no secret video games are popular among kids these days but now their parents are playing the more too... the reason why, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, garrett dearborn on sports, and mike alger's
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music welcome back... more and more
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games with their children. that's the finding of a recent survey that shows parents like the ability to easily control what their kids are seeing. the consulting firm magid interviewed three thousand parents and found 92% of those whose kids play video games play alongside them. and more than three quarters of parents say their primary reason to play games is to spend time with their children. julie babayeva/mother: "when we finally have some time together, we like to do things she enjoys. and she enjoys other activities too. but this is one of them and we have fun together. we like it." the survey also found the majority of parents prefer that their kids play with consoles that are easy to monitor- rather than on computers, smart phones or tablets. in money watch... gas prices are still falling here in nevada as prices remain low entering february. according to gas buddy dot com... the average price of regular unleaded in the silver
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cents a gallon... down more than 6 cents in the past week. nationwide the average fell two and a half cents to a dollar 80 on average. that's the lowest start to february since 2009. shares of chipotle stock spiked almost five percent today after the centers for disease control and prevention found the chain's e. coli outbreak appears to be over. the cause is still unknown. dozens of customers in several states...reported getting sick after eating at chipotle restaurants. to win back customers, chipotle is planning deep discounts for the upcoming super bowl weekend. next monday... it will briefly close all of its restaurants for meetings with employees. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. the mosquito-born zika virus gets global attention. how world
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it... and how many babies have already been affected... coming you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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with fears over the zika virus growing, the world health organization held an emergency meeting today. the mosquito- borne virus is suspected of causing severe birth defects in thousands of babies. what's being done to help in tonight's health watch.
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declaring the zika outbreak a global health emergency. the mosquioto borne virus is spreading rapidly through latin america and the caribbean.. and is linked to a serious birth defect called microcephaly. "the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and a public health threat to other parts of the world." microcephaly causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. so far in brazil, more than 41-hundred suspected cases are reported. doctor margaret chan says while the link is still not scientifically proven, there seems to be a strong relationship. "all agree on the urgent need to coordinate international efforts to understand this relationship better." brazil is getting very aggressive to try to stop the spread of zika. health officials now have access
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grounds. troops are spraying insectide to kill the aedes aegypti mosquito that is transmitting zika. pregnant woman here are taking extra precautions. "i hope to finish my pregnancy well and i hope for a healthy baby." world health officials estimate as many as 4 million cases of zika in the americas over the next year. last month, the cdc issued an alert warning pregnant women about traveling to areas where zika is spreading. also in health watch tonight... president obama plans to ask congress for 755 million dollars to help fight cancer. that money would bring the total price tag for the effort to fight cancer that vice president biden is spearheading to nearly a billion dollars. the white house says the funds are for new programs at the national institutes of health and the food and drug administration. the money would join another 195 million in new cancer funds congress approved in december. that's health watch for tonight,
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dot com and click the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out for an accident on 395/n mccarran; sb and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene and watch out for heavy rush hour traffic on 580 and 395 from glendale to north mccarran also expect some slick roads and try to keep some extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" while we still have a chance to get a few showers here and there, this should prove to be a much less active week of weather than the preceding several we've experienced. northerly flow
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departing low pressure system will keep our temperatures on the cold side tuesday and could allow a couple of weak disturbances to drop down tuesday and late wednesday, which could spawn a few snow showers here and there, but as we head into the weekend, the skies should clear out and the temperatures will gradually rebound into the low 50s. with the snow on the ground that we have, overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the mid to low teens tuesday and rise to the 20s by midweek. while we still have a chance to get a few showers here and
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much less active week of weather than the preceding several we've experienced. northerly flow coming down the backside of the departing low pressure system will keep our temperatures on the cold side tuesday and could allow a couple of weak disturbances to drop down tuesday and late wednesday, which could spawn a
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but as we head into the weekend, the skies should clear out and the temperatures will gradually rebound into the low 50s. with the snow on the ground that we have, overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the mid to low teens tuesday and rise to the 20s by
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kristen and landon thank mike. coming up in sports, former washington nationals manager and carson alum, matt williams is back in northern nevada today representing the
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" they have kicked off super bowl week over in the bay area and dallas colodny took a trip over the hill to catch up with a couple former nevada stars, during media availability tonight. he tells us what he has going on this week.
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california home of super bowl 50. that will be played right behind me at the home of the san francisco 49ers levi's stadium. of course, we have peyton manning's denver broncos taking on the carolina panthers led by cam newton. tonight is opening night of the superbowl festivities, we'll have media availability of all the players including former nevada wolf pack stars, virgil green and brandon marshall playing in their second super bowl for denver. so we'll have that for you and much much more all week long. you're not going to want to miss all our coverage. so stay tuned for all of that, but for now from santa clara, california dallas colodny channel 2 sports. and of course you can see the game right here on channel 2....the panthers and broncos will go at it superbowl sunday february
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the carson crusher was back in northern nevada this morning for the reno aces second hot stove luncheon....5-time all-star and carson alum matt williams is back with the diamondbacks as third base coach after being fired as manager of the washington nationals. williams spent 2-seasons in washington where he earned national league manager of the year in 2014 leading the team to the best record in the league.....but after a dissappointing 2015...the club went in another direction...we asked him if he got a fair shake in the capitol. that's in the past. what i'm looking forward to now is helping us win. and so i get a chance to do that. it's exciting for me to jump out of bed and work with this group. because it's special. so i'm excited about that. we'll let that be in the past and look forward to this season.
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again, he said you never know what opportunities will come your way...but he's excited to be with the dbacks. time for some plays of the night from 2 the hoop this past weekend. 1. mcqueen and reed... lancers octavian corely ...goes to work down low... and has a clear path for a 2 hand jam... corely dominated this one with 31 points... as mcqueen gets the win... 81-74 2. carson at damonte ranch -- cameron criss comes up with the turnover and sends it ahead to nyaabila apambire gets his paw howe will take this one all the way down the court..draws the no look pass to freshman matthew williams... and gabby's little brother has some moves... turner -- she gives to hannah the block... on the other end... 2 the hoop is fridays at 11-15 kristen and landon chat about sports, thank garrett. here's the cbs evening news: after months of campaigning -- in brazil -- dr. jon lapook on the frontlines of the zika virus health officials now call it an
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and could allow a couple of weak disturbances to drop down tuesday and late wednesday, which could spawn a few snow showers here and there, but as we head into the weekend, the skies should clear out and the low teens tuesday and rise to the 20s by midweek. your next newscast starts at >> pelley: the last push for the first votes. >> if you're in bed, if you're sick, if you can't walk, if the doctor says you cannot leave, i don't care. >> i hope you will fight for me. >> stand for us. >> let's go get 'em. >> pelley: it's caucus night in iowa. also tonight, we're at ground zero of the zika outbreak, now an international health emergency. the last thing the engineer remembers before the fatal philadelphia amtrak wreck. and peyton manning on the super bowl and h.g.h.
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